Nov 18, 2012 7:00am EST
from the middle east to far east. that's where president obama is right now. he's in thailand with the first stop on a three-country tour that includes myanmar and cambodia. he'll talk about the spread of democracy in the region. he's already met with thailand's king today. he's there with secretary of state hill rary clinton as wells thailand's minister yingluck shinawatra. of course, we'll take you to that live when it happens. >>> a victim of the safeway shooting in tucson, arizona, last january won a tight race for congress yesterday. [ chanting ] >> that's democrat ron barber. he was gabby giffords's aide when a gunman tried to assassinate her. he was elected to term. he beat. 1,400 votes was the margin. with his win democrats have a net gain of six seats in the house. >>> republican senator marco rubio arrived in ohio. you know what that means. some speculation is an early visit for a possible 2016 run for the white house. rubio joined he would never run for offensive coordinator for iowa and he also addressed the fiscal cliff. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff. i don'
Nov 18, 2012 3:00am PST
's newly elected leader is meeting with francois holla hollande. >>> president obama arrived in thailand overnight. he's already met with the king. and right now he's getting ready to meet with the prime minister. white house correspondent dan lothian is in bangkok this morning. what is the president hoping to accomplish? >> reporter: he wants to high light things, not just this country but other countries in the region. u.s. dealing with north korea, syria, iran. so this is part of the overall effort by the obama administration to continue pushing this refocus or this pivot is the word they like to use to asia. we saw last year, at the end of last year when the president did an asia trip and australia announced that u.s. troops, marines, would be going to that region. that was part of the defense component of this. they also see great benefits both domestically in the u.s. but also in this region. the president has talked about how trade in this region could lead to jobs at home. so these are some of the issues that the president will be addressing, but perhaps first and foremost we'll